Have you ever thought about the sunny Lake Victoria as a travel destination?
With a surface area of 68,800 sq km (26,600 sq mi), Lake Victoria is Africa's largest lake. In addition, it's the largest tropical lake in the world, and the planet's second largest freshwater lake. Only North America's Lake Superior is larger. The lake receives most of its water from direct precipitation. Its largest influent is the Kagera River, the mouth of which lies on the lake's western shore. The only river to leave the lake (flowing north) the White Nile (known as the "Victoria Nile"), leaves at Jinja, Uganda, on the lake's north shore
Lake Victoria is relatively shallow. It has a maximum depth of 84 metres (276 ft) and an average depth of 20 meters (66 ft). The lake was named after Queen Victoria by the explorer Johne Hanning Speke Speke accomplished this in 1858, while on an expedition with Richard Francis Burton to locate thesource of the Nile River. Nearby is the Ruma National Park. The park was created for purposes of conserving and protecting the endagered Roan antelope that is endemic to the area.
Lake Victoria is a still sleeping beauty for travelers. Join us for a tour to the lake or around. For more information about our short trips and safaris, get in touch.
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